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Lot 42: Winchester Deluxe Model 1886 Rifle with Factory Letter

Auction Date: September 8, 2017

Winchester Deluxe Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle in .45-90 WCF with Factory Letter

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $4,500 - $7,000

Winchester Deluxe Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle in .45-90 WCF with Factory Letter

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1886
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 45-90 WCF
Barrel: 26 inch octagon
Finish: blue/casehardened
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 1774
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 33
Class: Antique

The accompanying factory letter states it had an octagon barrel in .45-90 caliber, set trigger, Lyman front sight and checkered pistol grip stock when it was received in the warehouse on October 5, 1892 and shipped the same day. The barrel has dovetail blade and elevation adjustable sights, two-line address ahead of the rear sight and "45-90 W.C.F." at the breech. The upper tang has "-MODEL 1886-," and the lower tang has the two-line patent date followed by the serial number. The barrel, magazine and bolt are blue, and the remaining surfaces are casehardened. Mounted on highly figured, checkered forearm and pistol grip stock featuring an ebony insert on the grip cap. The left side of the lower tang is marked "435 XX," and the number "435" is repeated on the upper tang stock cut-out.

Rating Definition:

Very fine as professionally restored. The rifle retains 99% plus of the blue finish and case colors showing the slightest handing marks. The very fine refinished wood shows some scattered minor handling marks and crisp checkering overall. Mechanically excellent.

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